Best New Mashups: Music Mashups Using Spotify, YouTube and Last.fm

Allen Tipper
Jul. 14 2011, 12:44PM EDT

There's been some great new music mashups coming down the pipe lately. We'll highlight some of the better ones below, including a music search engine, local music events, lyrics lookup, a Spotify video playlist app (yes, there's a Spotify API) and a fun "name that tune" game. The most popular music API, the Last.fm API, is featured multiple times, as is the YouTube API, which has become a favorite of music mashups.

  • SeekIt.gr: A library and search engine about music. Query song titles, singers, song description or lyrics. Browse artists, music genre or albums. APIs: ChartLyrics Lyric, Google Base, Last.fm, Next Big Sound, YouTube. More at our SeekIt.gr profile.
  • SeekIt.gr

    Now, you might have found some cool new bands on Seekit.gr, but you want to learn what they're like live. If you need to find a live performance, look no further than Silvawood Events Map, a mashup for finding live performances of bands of various stripes.

  • Silvawood Events Map: Map of local entertainment events: concerts, plays, films, talks, magic shows, and comedy. APIs: Google Maps. More at our Silvawood Events Map profile.
  • Silvawood Events Map

    Sometimes, we want to have fun with our music. How about proving your music knowledge with a "name that tune" sort of game? TunesIQ has you covered.

  • TunesIQ: TunesIQ is a "name that tune" game that lets you compete against others for a spot on the site's leaderboard. Listen to a song clip and see if you can identify it. Watch a music video for every song you attempt to solve. APIs: Amazon Marketplace Web Service, iTunes and iTunes Connect, Last.fm, Yahoo Music. More at our TunesIQ profile.
  • TunesIQ

    After that, you may want to figure out the lyrics, to go with your extensive knowledge of opening riffs. If so, head over to Got Lyrics?

  • Got Lyrics?: Got Lyrics? shows which lyrics are available at musiXmatch for any given artist. APIs: MusixMatch. More at our Got Lyrics? profile.
  • Got Lyrics?

    Spotify has recently begun a limited launch in the US. If you want a fun use for your Spotify playlist, try Tubufy, which uses your Spotify playlist to make a music video channel from Youtube videos.

  • Tubufy.com: Tubufy is a mashup of Spotify (the streaming music service) and Youtube. It allows you to generate dynamic music video channels based on your Spotify playlists. APIs: Spotify Metadata, YouTube. More at our Tubufy.com profile.
  • Tubufy.com

    Have fun enjoying your music. I hope these mashups can save you time, and help you find more fun music to listen to.

    Allen Tipper Allen Tipper is a Computer Science generalist with a wide range of interests. After graduating in 2008, he's been programming for and specializing in mobile devices, as well as social media websites. As a programmer, APIs are rather important to him, as he finds using them in his software amazingly fun.

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